Parents make plea for Chapel Hill native, UC Berkeley student missing in California

A 19-year-old Chapel Hill native that attends the University of California, Berkeley is missing, now local authorities are asking the public's assistance in finding her.

Sydney "Syd" West, who had been living in the San Francisco area since late-August has not been in any contact with family or friends since Sept. 30, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Her last known location is in downtown San Francisco near Crissy Field, close to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Authorities said West is likely wearing dark shorts, slip-on Vans and has her hair in a ponytail. She is described as standing 5-foot 10-inches tall, 130 pounds and has blue eyes and light brown hair.

"We are asking anyone who has any information about our daughter Sydney to please contact the investigators. We are anxious to have our daughter found safe and brought home," said Sydney West's parents through the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say she may be carrying a black backpack.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina is asking anyone in North Carolina who may have had recent contact with Syd to call Investigator Ashley Woodlief at (919) 245-2909.

For those in the San Francisco area, please alert Sgt. Horan at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.
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